Food Writer

Devra First

Devra First is the Globe’s food writer and restaurant critic. She writes features about the world of food, restaurant reviews, and critical pieces exploring the cultural and societal meaning of food and restaurants.

First has worked at the Globe as a writer and editor since 2000. She was previously the Globe’s food editor. She has also served as assistant arts editor in the Globe’s Living/Arts department and worked at the Boston Phoenix (RIP). First is originally from New York.

Latest stories

DEVRA FIRST | COOKING FROM HOME

Take me away, New England clam chowder

By , Globe Staff

Most of us are cooking from home. We can darn well vacation from home, too.

DINING IN

’When I watch people eat my food, that’s all the satisfaction that I need’

By , Globe Staff

With Obosá, her Nigerian restaurant in Roslindale, Gloria Omoregbee recognizes a longtime dream.

DEVRA FIRST | WHAT SHE'S HAVING

The eternal appeal of instant ramen

By , Globe Staff

Cheap, easy, and everlasting: No wonder sales exploded during coronavirus. But which one is best?

DINING IN

At BISq in Cambridge, everything has changed but the fried chicken

By , Globe Staff

In the pandemic, at least there's one thing BISq chef Alex Saenz hasn't had to rethink much.